Matchup Preview: Flames face-off against Stony Brook
November 3, 2011 | Lynchburg, VA
Matchup: #9 Liberty Flames (9-2-3) faceoff against #15 Stony Brook (7-2-1) this Friday and Saturday. The puck will drop at 7:30 on both nights.
All-Time Series: The Flames are 10-1-2 against the Seawolves all time and split the series with Stony Brook last season, going 2-1-1.
Scouting Liberty: Forward, Brent Boschman, continues to lead the team in points with 23 (6 goals, 16 assists). Additionally, he is tied for second in the ACHA in assists and ranks third in points scored in the entire league. Forward, Rick Turner, remains in third for the ACHA lead in goals with 14, despite just playing one game against Adrian. Freshman forward, Ryan Kerr has the team lead in hits with 49. Josh Cornelissen picked up two points this weekend and now has sole possession of the lead for points by a defenseman with 12. In net, Liberty goaltender, Blair Bennett (5-1-2) has led the way posting a .91 save percentage and a 2.46 GAA.
Scouting Stony Brook: The Seawolves are led up front by three forwards, who all have more points scored than games played. Senior, Mike Caciotti has 4 goals and 10 assists, while junior, Daniel Cassano has 5 goals and 9 assists. The Flames will look to contain Wesley Hawkins, who scored a whopping 7 points on Liberty last season, including the overtime winner of the fourth game. Hawkins comes into the game with 12 points this season. Pat Foster leads the Stony Brook defense crops in points with 8. Also, Stony Brook has split the time in net amongst three goaltenders. However, junior, Christ Housal has received the bulk of the playing time, registering a 91% save percentage and a 3.00 GAA.
Previous Matchups: Liberty dropped the first home matchup to Stony Brook by the score of 6-3. The next night Liberty beat the Seawolves by the score of 4-2. In that game Blair Bennett made 40 saves, and the only 2 current players that registered a point were Jackson Kuhn and Rick Turner. When the Flames took on Stony Brook on Long Island, LU destroyed on their way to a 6-1 victory, thanks to two goals by Brent Boschman and a 42 save effort by Bennett. The Flames dropped the second game by a score of 3-2 in overtime.
Derek Young - Club Sports - November 3, 2011